CCL reopens Jharkhand's Rajhara coal mine
NEW DELHI: The revival of the Rajhara colliery added yet another chapter under the leadership of CMD Gopal Singh in success stories scripted by Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) in recent years. This much awaited revival of one of the oldest collieries of India will prove to be a milestone in CCL's dream run towards 100 mt coal production.
Palamu MP B D Ram along with Singh dedicated the revived mine to the nation on 25th February during a small ceremony cheered by hundreds of locals. On this occasion, MLA Radhakrishna Kishore, GM (Rajahara) M K Rao, representatives of different labour unions, members of the ACC and others were also present.
"It is an auspicious event and a moment of pride for us," said Gopal Singh while addressing the crowd. "It is the result of the collaborative effort of each of you that after about 10 years, Rajahara Colliery will see the light of day," he added.
Singh added that today 70 per cent of the country's households are illuminated by coal produced from Coal India Ltd and now the Rajhara Colliery too will contribute to it. Singh informed that employment of nearly 15,000 will be generated directly and indirectly from the revival of the Rajhara colliery.
Singh appealed to everyone to come together to develop the Rajhara colliery as a Model Mines with mutual cooperation and joint effort.
Praising Railway and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal for his strong leadership and visionary outlook, Singh said that the coal industry is very fortunate to have a dynamic leader like him.
"He has always inspired us to work towards inclusive development." Singh informed that at present a production limit of 5 lakh tonnes of coal annually has been sanctioned from the colliery.